The Nightmare Before Christmas is such a great movie. It is visually amazing and it has aged very gracefully. I love The Mayor with his two faces. One worried – one happy, and both neurotic. Really captures the fundamental nature of politicians.
Clowns are so creepy. All of them. Nothing is more menacing than a grown man with a giant painted on smile and a scowel underneath. Recently creepy clowns have been showing up around high schools everywhere. Be vigilant this Halloween and don’t let the creepy clowns get you.
Here is a happy New Year Baby for 2016! He represents the birth of the next year and the death of the passing year. He was made popular in editorial cartoons in these antiquated things called “newspapers” around the end of the 19th Century. I guess we can continue that tradition in our shiny new light based media as we make our annual trip around the sun. He is holding a sparkler with a glass of sparkling apple cider. He also has a top hat and a sash.
Merry Christmas Internets! Let me introduce you to the hallowed tradition of the Christmas Potato. Go out into the garden the day before Christmas and pick an eye bud sprout from a potato that is thriving in this unseasonably warm, climate change fueled Spring in Winter weather. Then wish a Christmas wish to the wizened, magical and all knowing Christmas potato. In the true spirit of Christmas you must wish for a material item. Then put the sprout in your pants. Later that night the Christmas potato will come to your house and magically change your sprout into the thing you wished for.
Ralf the Christmas monster is responsible for filling stockings for Santa. He takes his duties seriously as the big night comes. He has many years of training that allow him to fit the optimum number of gifts and candies in a confined space. Monsters have smelly feet. Sometimes it can be a dirty job.
Painted a new Santa for Christmas. He is big and fat and healthy with a giant spooky mouth and piercing eyes. Christmas was a happy time when I was a kid. My parents weren’t rich by any metric but they always spent more than they could afford to make sure we had a magical Christmas morning to wake up to every single year. I would get so excited the night before that I couldn’t sleep and would usually get up and into the den around 4am. I have many great memories of various video game machines, He-Man castles, laser tag, trampolines and cd players. I think the best Christmas was when I got a PlayStation and Twisted Metal. You gotta love capitalism. <3 And clowns in ice cream trucks with flaming hair.